The last few years, months, days seem to have flown by. Jam packed with activity, relationships, and some rest…the moments rapidly disappear. So, where have those days gone?
Changes have taken place.
MOMD has officially retired from punching a clock and has been a whirling dervish-completing household things, exploring new creative endeavors, while remaining ever thoughtful and considerate of others. A person who means the world to us went through a divorce. We got a new stove AND I bought a brand new set of pans (now THERE’S something that set your heart aflutter). The de-cluttering quest continues.
At times I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the life I am privileged to enjoy. I’ve slowed down a bit. Not physically. if anything I am more active than I have been in decades. I’ve slowed down to pay attention to me and to others around me more (I think). If I want to watch an episode of a tv program in the middle of the day, I do so. Go for a swim at a friend’s? Yep, I’m there. Things I use to do quickly just to get them done take longer because the process is part of the task.
A road trip is planned in which we will stop and visit with friends we have not seen in almost 30 years. Laughter will abound but I have a feeling tears will be shed as well. We’ve lived a lot of life in the past few decades. We’re taking a road trip, not flying, so that we can visit people and places on the way to our “destination”.
I laugh at myself and the goofy things I do. Sometimes I’m perplexed and saddened by the way that I still am able to so quickly criticize (at least in my mind) the actions of another without knowing his/her story. I’d hoped to have left those attitudes in the past.
I write all this as a reminder to myself. Ever aware of how quickly the moments pass it still is a challenge to live in the present. Being tied down by regret of the past or fear of the future wastes the joy of the moment.
Thank you for reading. Speaking of time flying…this blog went active four years ago. Four years???? What has happened in your life these last 4 years?